All in all, you were all just bricks in
the wall, Pink Floyd famously sang. Throughout
history, proud leaders have been busy at making people build barriers, fences,
and borders. From the Great Wall of China to the proposed barriers on the
US-Mexico border, walls throughout history have been as much about protecting
and separating societies and individuals as potent symbols of political ambition
and military might.
In June 1963 when US President John F.
Kennedy famously declared himself to be ein berliner, the freshly built Berlin
Wall loomed already large and menacing. The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev referred
to West Berlin, this lonely outpost of freedom and self-government, …read more
Source:: Atlantic Council